The U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services has named Athens-Clarke County Library as one of 30 finalists for the 2014 National Medal for Museum and Library Service. The National Medal is the highest honor given to museums and libraries for service to the community. This video highlights a few of the ways in which the Athens-Clarke County Library serves its community.
On Sunday, April 7, a large gathering of community members celebrated the Athens Clarke County Library's 100th Birthday in a Dedication Ceremony for the newly expanded and renovated 85,000 square foot space. On this glorious afternoon, the community inspected new features our library now offers and saw the film, Thanks for the Memories, created by about 40 library patrons recalling their favorite memories of the library. Collectively the memories are a wonderful testimony of the key role the library played, and still plays, in the lives of Athens residents. CLICK HERE to watch. (Photo above: Patrons attending Dedication Ceremony in the new Multipurpose Room)
Director Kathryn Ames and some of the library staff will present a Community Snapshot, Starting a New Chapter, about how our library is prepared to serve us now and in the next two decades on April 17, 12:30 p.m. Join us for program in the library board room, 2025 Baxter St., or from your home or office by joining the webcast. CLICK HERE for the webcast link 5 - 10 minutes before the program. Password is 123456. Never attended a webcast before? CLICK HERE to view our easy to follow training video. The program will also be archived to this website. (Photo above: Kathryn Ames, Terry Kay and Wally Eberhard)
One of the highlights of the Dedication Ceremony was Kathryn Ames' presentation of the history of the library, beginning with its charter in 1913. CLICK HERE to read highlights and photos from the Athens Banner Herald.